Elis Defeat Harvard 97.5-61.5, Sweep Cantabs For the Year

April 19, 2004

Russell Kempf set two freshman records and qualified for the IC4As in both events, and Lucas Meyer earned an NCAA Regional qualifying time as the Elis defeated Harvard 97.5-61.5 in Cambridge. The victory gave Yale the sweep of Harvard for the 2003-2004 season, as the Elis were victorious in cross-country, indoor track, and outdoor track competition.

"It's notable in that it's the first time in at least the last 10 years that we've beaten Harvard in all three," said Associate Head Coach Dave Shoehalter. "That's what we'd kind of set as a team goal before the meet."

The Bulldogs swept the 100, 200, 800, and 1500 meter runs, with Kempf taking first place in both the 100 and 200. His time of 10.74 in the 100 was a freshman record and IC4A qualifier, as was his time of 21.58 in the 200.

Meyer earned first place in the 3000 steeplechase, running a time of 8:59.6 that was an NCAA Regional qualifier as well as being an IC4A score.

Jihad Beauchman earned 2nd in the triple jump, and his distance of 14.73 meters qualified him for IC4As.

In the 400, Kevin Alexander's time of 48.65 seconds earned him the win.

Next week the Elis will split their team, sending some members to the Penn Relays and keeping others home for the Yale Invitational.

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